Private Hands-On Class Options

 Book your next Private Event at Experience Cooking! Our classes are fully hands-on and are held in the chef's private home's Gourmet Kitchen.

Booking

  1. Select what we are cooking from the choices below

  2. Email us with dates/times preferred

  • Required:         8 People for Private Events (Pasta Classes can accommodate 10)

  • Availability:      M-F daytime & evening

  • Duration:         2 hours

  • Included:          Full sit down dinner

  • Bonus:             Bring your choice of drink to enjoy During dinner

We will spend about 1.5 hours cooking, then have 30 minutes for socializing/eating for a total time of 2 hours (time can be extended for additional room rental fee).

 

*Our classes are curated based on menu, timing and space. We are not able to make menu substitutions. 
 

Interactive Classes

Perfecting Beef Wellington

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In this class, Chef Jessica will teach you how to prepare a perfect Beef Wellington with perfectly paired side dishes. Don't be surprised if the finished meal resembles what you would get in a fine dinning restaurant.
 
Menu:
Butter Lettuce & Avocado Salad w. Lemon Vinaigrette, Beef Wellington (Fillet of Beef individually wrapped w. Mushroom Duxelle & Puff Pastry), Red Wine Reduction Sauce, Roasted Vegetable, Potato Fondant, Crepes w. Fresh Berries

 

Class Rate: $90/person (This class lasts 2 hrs. 15 minutes)

American Bistro

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Menu:

Bruschetta w. Crostini, Herbed Roasted Organic Chicken, Potato Croquettes, Chili-Garlic Roasted Rainbow Carrots & Flourless Chocolate Cake

Class Rate: $75/person

Comfort Foods

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Menu:

Phyllo Stuffed w. Prosciutto & Brie, topped w. honey, Balsamic Braised Chicken w. Bacon & Pearl Onions, Carrot & Butternut Squash Mash, Chocolate Lava Cakes

Class Rate: $75/person

Italian Seasonal Flavors

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Menu:

Bruschetta Crostini w. House-Grown (summer) Basil, Spaghetti & Meatballs from scratch, Pomodoro Sauce, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables, & Chocolate Covered Strawberry

*Vegetarian Friendly 

Class Rate: $70/person

Italian Seasonal Flavors-Fall

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Discover the wonders of beautifully made homemade pasta. In this fully hands on class you will be guided by a professional chef as you make fresh pasta from scratch! We will also learn about squash varieties, making fillings and sauces.

 

Menu: 
Homemade Butternut Squash and Asiago filled Ravioli, Medley of Honey Glazed Squashes, Sage Brown Butter, Roasted Pepitas, Crispy Pancetta, & Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

*Vegetarian Friendly

Class Rate: $70/person

Homemade Pasta

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In our pasta making classes we learn the original way of making pasta. Each participant starts by making a well into their flour and then incorporating eggs, oil, and salt. We then work to create a cohesive dough. Then the dough is kneaded, rested, rolled out, filled, then cut into raviolis.

 

Menu: 5-Cheese Ravioli, Sage Brown Butter sauce, Crispy Pancetta, Side of Seasonal Vegetables, Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

*Vegetarian Friendly 

Class rate: $70/person

Optional add on: Charcuterie Board ($15/person)

Italian Feast

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Menu:

Homemade Gnocchi, Shrimp Scampi w. Brown Butter, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetable, Homemade Biscotti.

Class Rate: $70/person

While in Paris...

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Learn how to make a French inspired meal. Sophisticated, yet not fussy which you will be able to easily recreate any day of the week at home.

Menu:

Warm Goat Cheese Salad w. Walnut Vinaigrette, Fish Fillet Provençal, Pomme de terre Nouvelles (baby potatoes), Seasonal Fruit Clafoutis

Class Rate: $72/person

Paris Bistro

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French Inspired Class!

 

Menu: 

Lemon-Thyme Olive and Caper Tapenade w. Baguette, Bistro Salad (Green Beans, Greens, Egg, Bacon, Cherry Tomato, Walnut Dressing), Fish en Papillote ("in Parchment") & Chocolate Lava Cakes

Class Rate: $70/person

The Art Of Macarons

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Whisk yourself into a Paris patisserie as Chef Jessica will teach you how to whip, fold and pipe your way to Macaron perfection. During class you will break out into groups of two to make various flavors of shells. Once your batter is ready, you'll learn how pipe like a pro. We will let the macarons rest before baking and jump right into our fillings! Our macarons will be sandwiched with different fillings, from an infused dark chocolate ganache to dulce de leche. You will take several macarons home to share with your family.

Sample Menu (flavor vary by season):
Strawberry Cheesecake, Orange Creme, Lavender Honey, Key Lime and Coconut, Lemon Buttercream & more. 

*Gluten Free

Class Rate: $70/individual

Mexican Fiesta

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In this international cuisine class, we'll create some classic Mexican dishes and throw in a few twists to spice up the menu. We'll spin some mariachi tunes and reminisce about the good old days at the hacienda. ¡Comer, beber y ser feliz!

Menu:  

Homemade Corn Tortillas, Pork Carnitas (slow braised citrus pork) Tacos, Homemade Guacamole & Pico de gallo

Corn Salad with Tomato, Lime and Queso Fresco, & Tres Leche Cake (We will make in class then take home to eat the next day. It needs to sit in your fridge for at least 4 hours)

 

Class Rate: $75/person

Latin Flavors

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Menu:

Pork tenderloin (Chicken can be substituted for pork), chimichurri sauce, cheese & roasted poblano empanadas from scratch, crispy or sweet plantains, and avocado salsa.

 

Class rate: $70/person

Bold Latin Flavors

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Menu:

Seared Steak w. Fire Roasted Tomato & Guajillo Chile Sauce, Cheddar & Roasted Jalapeño Cornbread, Plantains coated w. Garlic/Cilantro Sauce, Tres Leches Cake (Make in class then eat at home-cake needs to sit in your refrigerator for over 3 hours).

​Class rate: $70/person

Far from the same old...

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Join this basic skills class. This class is perfect for beginners in the kitchen! 

Menu:

Citrus Salad & Avocado w. Basil Vinaigrette, Stuffed Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomatoes, Spinach & Fresh Mozzarella, Duchess Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, and Rustic Fruit Galette. 

Class Rate: $70/person

Viva España 

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A tradition held dear across the entire country, Spaniards enjoy tapas throughout the day with a cold glass of beer or wine. The perfect bite-sized snack to tide you over between meals, the variety of tapas make them perfect for any entertaining situation. Learn to create various tapas recipes and a Spanish custard dessert!

Menu
Empanada Gallega (Beef), Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp), Queso de Cabra al Horno (Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce) & Pesto Toast, Tarta de Santiago (Spanish Almond Cake).

$75/person

Global Street Foods

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In this globally inspired class together we will be making:

Menu: 

Thai Spring Rolls w. Butterflied Shrimp; Peanut Sauce, Homemade Corn Tortillas (Crisp Carnitas Tacos (slow braised citrus pork) w. Cilantro, Pickled Onion, Jalapeno; Venezuelan Cheese Arepas; Chocolate Covered Strawberry.

GF

Class Rate: $75/person

Don't Cry for me Argentina!

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Argentine people have a reputation for their love of eating. Social gatherings are commonly centered on sharing a meal. Invitations to have dinner at home is generally viewed as a symbol of friendship, warmth, and integration. So, join us as we explore this amazing cuisine!

Menu:

Empanadas Argentinas, Grilled steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Zucchini parcels stuffed with Lemon-Mint Ricotta, & Mousse de Dulce de Leche (made ahead by chef).

Class Rate: $75/person

Spicy Latin Fare

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Menu: 

Homemade Shrimp, Avocado, Serrano Ceviche w. Tostadas, Seared NY Strip Steaks w. Chimichurri Sauce, Patatas Bravas (Seasoned Diced Potatoes), Guava Pastelillo (Puff pastry/Guava)

Class Rate: $82/person

Steakhouse DIY

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Skip the crowds of dining out! In this hands-on class you will learn how to prepare a classic steakhouse dinner at home.

 

Menu:

Wedge Salad with Bacon, Roasted Tomatoes, and Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing; Seared NY Strip Steaks with Herb Compound Butter; Roasted Broccoli; Twice-Baked Potatoes w. Cheddar Cheese; and Warm Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Class Rate: $80/person

**Private Events are NON-REFUNDABLE